Hallo, @polizeiberlin! Erklären Sie bitte dieses pro-faschistisches Foto? Wie steht die #Polizei #Berlin zu #Rassenhass und den verfassungsfeindlichen Grauen Wölfen? #Judenhass #Kurdenhass pic.twitter.com/C5ndleQnBe— Tobias Huch (@TobiasHuch) November 24, 2019
Our tweet of the day originated from FDP politician Tobias Huch. It shows a photo of a man in a police uniform who smiles into the camera making the right-wing extremist Turkish grey wolves salute. And it was last posted on the Internet on November 1 under an account called Zafer Gülgen.Huch then asks the police: "Hello, @polizeiberlin! Will you please explain this pro-fascist photo? What is the #Police #Berlin's position on #Racist hatred and the anti-constitutional Grey Wolves? #Jewish hatred #Kurdish hatred".Das Foto wurde neu auf dem Account von Zafer Gülgen gepostet, der noch einen zweiten Account hat, wo aus 2017 diese Fotos drauf sind. Jetzt habt ihr zumindest die Person und könnt den Polizisten ermitteln, der das unterstützt hat.— Tobias Huch (@TobiasHuch) November 24, 2019
The press office of the Berlin police (tsm) replies: "This picture was already published in 2017. There were no indications that the person depicted belonged to the Berlin police. If you have any new information today, we kindly ask you to inform us about it."
Curiously, this very factual question was answered by the police with the hashtag #nohatespeech. This very nicely shows how the permanent as well as legally questionable Hatespeech hysteria serves more and more to discredit uncomfortable inquiries and criticism as something shady, almost criminal.
Curiously, this very factual question was answered by the police with the hashtag #nohatespeech. This very nicely shows how the permanent as well as legally questionable Haatespeech hysteria serves more and more to discredit uncomfortable inquiries and criticism as something shady, almost criminal. The fact that even the police are now doing this further weakens the trust in the authorities, which is declining especially in Berlin.
Similar incidents have bothered the Berlin police for many years. Just because the number of employees with a migration background is particularly high in comparison to the police of other European cities, photos of this kind and similar ones repeatedly appear that cause a stir.
The Grey Wolves adhere to an extreme form of Turkish nationalism. It has been characterized as neo-fascist by scholars, mainstream media, and left-wing sources. R. W. Apple Jr., writing in the New York Times in 1981, described MHP and its satellite groups as a "xenophobic, fanatically nationalist, neofascist network steeped in violence." The organization's ideology emphasizes the early history of the Turkic states in Central Asia and blends it with Islam. Synthesis of Turkish identity and Islam is widely prevalent in their rhetoric and activities. One of their mottoes is "Your doctor will be a Turk and your medicine will be Islam." Other sources have described it as secular.
Their ideology is based on the superiority of the Turkish race and the Turkish nation. According to Peters, they strive for an "ideal" Turkish nation, which they define as "Sunni-Islamic and mono-ethnic: only inhabited by 'true' Turks." A Turk is defined as someone who lives in the Turkish territory, feels Turkish and calls themselves Turkish. In their ideology and activities, they are hostile to virtually all non-Turkish or non-Sunni elements within Turkey, including Kurds, Alevis, Armenians, Greeks, Christians overall, and Jews. They embrace anti-Semitic conspiracy theories such as those put forward by The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. They have distributed the Turkish translation of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf.
The Grey Wolves are Pan-Turkist and seek to unite the Turkic peoples in one state stretching from the Balkans to Central Asia. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Grey Wolves called for "a revived Turkish empire embracing newly independent Central Asian states of the former Soviet Union."They have proposed "a pan-Turkish extension of the Turkish nation-state." Due to their pan-Turkic agenda they are hostile towards Iran and Russia.